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forked In the Admission of Utah
To Statehood.
flornwnism Denounced In Sever
est Terms on the Floor
of the House.
\ Washington special says: The
house resumed the debate on the Rob
erts case at 11 o’clock Wednesday.
The galleries were again well filled,
ni o»t of the occupants, as on Tuesday,
being ladies. Some minor business
preceded the resumption of the debate.
.Mr, Landis, of Indiana, then deliv
erfj a sensational speech. He
contended that Mr. Roberts was
not entitled to admission be
muM he had violated Utah’s com
pact with the United States. Mr.
Landis resented as unworthy of belief
the charge made, he said, by Senator
Rawlins that the president had ap
pointed notorious polygamists. The
senator might as well accuse the
house of endorsing polygamy since it
bad passed a bill appropriating $40,-
OOH fcr the agricultural college at Lo
gan, Utah. “The president of that
college,” said he, “is a polygamist,
living in open and notorious polygamy
with three wives. One of his leading
professors is a polygamist, living with
two wives. The trustee is a polyga
mist, living in open and notorious
polygamy with seven wives (laughter)
and they have been blessed with thirty
nine children. (Laughter.)
He further asserted that three of
the members of the first presidency
and ten of the twelve apostles who
signed the petition for amnesty were
“Of these fifteen leaders who
solemnly pledged their nonor and
faith to the future obedience to the
law of the church of Christ and Latter
Dav Saits, three have probably kept
their pledges, namely, Wilford NVooa
rnff, Franklin D. Rodgers and An
thony 11. Lunn.
After detailing the polygamous rela
tions of other Mormon leaders, he
“Pages might be written of the vio
lation of the compact by which Utah
was giv* n a star. Mr. Speaker, that
star is a fallen star; it does not shine
with the brilliancy and luster of her
lister stars. It shines by cunning
ind by deceit, by treachery, by fraud.
It speaks of crime and of violation of
the most solinn covenant ever made
between territory and the Union.’
“We have as a representative from
Utah a man with three wives, the last
one taken, the report says, as near as
we can ascertain, before 1890, I be
lieve. And he did not deny that that
woman became his plural wife after
Utah was taken into the American
Puion. And I here charge that Utah
came in as the result of a deliberate
conspiracy to free that people from
the federal authority, and thus enable
them to live their religion unhindered.
“In 1896 Mr. Roberts was a candi
date for congress, and the church dis
ciplined and defeated him because the
time was not then ripe for a polyga
mist to come to the American congress.
He became a candidate in 1898, and
the man who placed him before the
convention stated that he ran by per
mission of the church. In 1898 we
were engaged in a war with a foreign
foe. American manhood was away
from home and all absorbed in coun
“Valor was at war and virtue "was at
prayer. The north and the south un
d*=r une flag! They hoped in this gen
eral condition of magnanimity to come
back, and it was then this perjured
cheat attempted to crawl in. Sir, it
came by itself, but it will be hurled
•ack boldly and in the open day by
outraged indignation of the Amer
'•can people, (Applause.) And across
Joo threshold will be written in let
ters large enough to be read from the
National capitol to the Mormon tem-
P e - ‘No polygamist shall ever sit as a
mciuber of the American congress.’”
bkyan was caustic.
Constitute the Hen That Lays
tlie Golden Egc.
William Jennings Bryan made a
i°urney into Connecticut Wednesday,
pressing meetings at Stamford and
and then hurried back to
* eu * or k, that he might keep his en
gement to address the public meet
rm Jersey City Wednesday night.
“11 v^ ew Haven speech he said:
I “publican party is afraid to
Len t^ USts because they constitute the
pad ld y s the golden egg in cam
trali meS ’. trusts are bad, intol
nPpi Bad things
not be tolerated in America.”
Nebraskan Is a Guest of New
Yorker at a “Private”
William Jennings Bryan was the
guest of honor at a dinner given by O.
H. P. Belmont Monday night at his
residence in New York. The dinner
was private, no reporters being ad
mitted, and to a penciled note Mr. Bel
mont made response:
“There will be nothing at, during
or after the dinner for publication.
The dinner is a purely social affair and
of no public interest.”
Mr. Bryan was the only guest of
national importance, but big men in
Ta.*many hall were present.
Bryan took breakfast Tuesday morn
ing at the Hoffman house with a num
ber of free silver and single tax leaders.
Subsequently he received the newspa
per reporters. When asked if he made
a harmony speech at the Belmont din
ner the night before Mr. Bryan an
“I don’t know if I used the word
harmony or not, but I always speak in
such a harmonious strain that no one
can object unless he disagrees on the
issue. As a matter of fact I talked
very little on politics.”
Colonel Bryan declined to discuss
the letter of Robert B. Roosevelt and
others protesting against his entertain
ment as the guest of the Democratic
club. About noon Dr. Leveson, of
Brooklyn, an Imperialist, call with two
Filipinos,but Mr. Bryan refused to see
them. Mr. B\ au’s callers were
nearly a I silverites. The gold Dem
ocrats held aloof.
Tuesday night Mr. Bryan dined at
the Democratic club as the guejt of
President Kellar will twelve others.
Transvaal Envoy Dealarea Boers Will
Ultimately Trsinph.
The Brussels correspondent of The
New York World obtained the follow
ing statement from Dr. Leyds, the
Transvaal envoy extraordinary in
Europe, before he left for Paris on his
diplomatic mission:
“In view of the naw and critical
phase into which the war is now en
tering, I send to the people of America
a few words on the
suspension of hostilities, a desire for
which appears to be gaining strength
on both sides of the Atlantic.
“I am' as confident as ever of the
ultimate triumph of our cause. A
temporary success ef the British arms
would merely have the effect of infus
ing fresh vigor into our men and
strengthening their determination to
hold out at whatever cost.”
Chairman Tayler Begins 'Flubt on Utah
Man In the House.
A Washington dispatch says: Enor
mous crowds w r ere present in the
house Tuesday to witness the opening
of the debate in the Roberts case.
Fully three-fourths of the spectators
were women. They occupied the re
served gallery tier, and their bright
gowns illumined the gloom of the
cavernous recess about the spacious
hall. The diplomatic gallery alone
was a yawning chasm.
With brief preliminaries the resolu
tions to exclude Roberts and the mi
nority resolutions to permit him to be
sworn in and then expelled, were laid
before the house, and without any agree
ment as to a vote, Mr. layler, of
Ohio, began his speech, in support of
the majority resolutions.
Pal met A State Accumulates a Snug Sum
From the Dispensariei.
The statement of the South Carolina
state dispensary for the year 1899
shows that during the year the amount
of prafits going to the counties, towns
and cities was $220,492.35. The net
profit to the state, which go to the
credit of the school fund, are $193,-
589.49, making the total net profits
The total gross profits for the year
were $485,520.79; the total receipts for
the year were $1,638,939.20, including
the $46 073.24 surplus brought over
from last year. The tatal disburse
ments were $1,495,818.26, leaving a
balance of $142,121 in the state treas
ury on December 31st. The aggregate
purchases made during the year -were
Of Certain Confederates I. Recommended
By Pension Committee.
The house committee on pensions
has ordered a favorable report on the
bill making service m the Spanish-
American war sufficient to remove dis
abilities against those who aided or
abetted the southern troops during
the war of the rebellion, in the mat
ter of drawing pensions. At P res ®° fc
the inhibition appU<* to chil
dren, heirs and others related to those
serving or assisting the Confederacy
and the removal of this inhibition is
more particularly designed to applyto
the parents serving in the war with
“Justice to All, Malice Toward /None.”
Baller Advances While Burghers
Slowly Retreat.
No Definite Results Can Be Learn
ed at War Office In
A London cablegram of Sunday says:
It is evident from General Buller’s
dispatch to the war office and the ad*
vices to the Associated Press from
Spearman’s camp that a big battle is
now being fought* As far as can be
gathered from these dispatches the re
sult remains undecided.
The war office shortly after mid
night Saturday night posted the fol
lowing dispatch from General Buller,
dated Spearman’s camp, January 20,
“Gen. Clery, with a part vf Gen.
Warren’s force, has been in action
from 6a. m. till 7a. m. today. By a
judicious use of his artillery he has
fought his way up, capturing ridge
after ridge, for about three miles.
“The troops are now bivouacking
on the ground he has gained, but the
main position is still in front of them.
“The casualties were not heavy.
About 100 wounded has been brought
in by 6:30 p. m. The number of
killed has not yet been ascertained.”
Nothing was received in London
Monday to indicate that any conclusive
result had been reached by the British
forces in the region of the Upper
Tugela, and the lack of information
regarding what men and munitions
the Boers have in reserve prevents
accurate determination of the measure
of real successes attending the two
Aft tGixt could He said was *,
British seem to be doggedly advancing
in the face of an equally stubborn re
sistance. At the close of Bunday the
Boers had merely evacuated their first
line of defense to take up another
semi-circular position a short distance
in the rear, recalling the old burgher
ruse by which the Boers have previ
ously managed to entice the British
into fatal traps.
Dispatches from elsewhere in South
Africa Monday morning give trivial
details of minor happenings and do
not illuminate the situation.
Early on Sunday morning General
Warren commenced a flanking move
ment on the extreme left of the Boers’
position. The infantry advanced at 5
in the morning along the side of Ta
hamyana mountain, which ends at
Splonkop. The British carefully work
ed along the hills until within 1,000
yards of a commanding kopje, on
which the Boers were concentrated,
concealed behind immense boulders
strewn thickly over the hill.
The artillery opened the attack and
the batteries worked continuously,
pouring tons of shrapnel anion* the
Boers, w r ho devoted their attention to
musketry firing on the British infan
try, The Boers stuck to their rooky
fastnesses with the greatest tenacity
and at the conclusion of the day, the
British had only advanced across a
few ridges. The Boers apparently
have few guns and they did little
damage. Captain Honley.of the Dub
lin Fusiliers, fell mortally wounded
while leadingh is men to seize a fresh
point of vantage.
General Buller reported nothing of
his operations on Monday and official
and press intelligence showed the Brit
ish as bivouced Sunday night on the
ground they had won after two dava’
fighting. The war office turned every
body out of the lobbies at midnight
Monday night. Military men assume
that fighing must have taken place on
Monday that it was probably more se
vere than on the preceding days. Gen.
Buller would not be likely to give
the Boers leisure to add to the elabor
ate entrenchments, to arrange their
artillery and to concentrate their
prohis call convention.
Will Meet In Chicago In June To Name
a National Ticket.
A call was issued at Chicago Tues
day for the prohibition national con
vention to nominate candidates for
president and vice-president. Accord
ing to the call the convention will
meet at the coliseum, Chicago, Uh , at
10 o’clock a. m. on Wednesday,
June 27, 1900.
Cotton Mill For Convicts.
A bill was introduced in the Mis
sissippi senate providing for the erec
tion of a cotton factory by the peni
tentiary board of control, to be operat
ed by State convicts.
For Improvement of Coosa River
From Gadsden to Wetumpka.
WIH Be Meana of Opening Traffic Ou the
River —Atlanta’s Military
Turk Bill.
Congressman Burnett, of the Sev
enth Alabama district, will ask for an
appropriation from this congress of
$50,000 for the improvement of Cdosa
river from Gadsden to Wetumpka, Ala.
The Coosa river is formed by the Eto
wah and Oostanaula at Rome, Ga.,
and is now naivgable from Rome to
the locks, thirty miles below Gadsden.
The river continues to Wetumpka
twenty miles from Gadsden, and
forms part of the Alabama.
There is great interest in North
Georgia and Alabama in this proposi
tion. Congressman Maddox is inter
ested in it and attended a conven
tion during the summer at Gadsden
when an “appropiation” was urged.
Mr. Burnett has been offered a hear
ing by the river and harbor committee
in February, and has asked that dele
gations from Rome, Gadsden, Wetump
kn and Montgomery be present to urge
the matter. On this committee are
Bankhead, of Alabama; Lester, of
Georgia, and Sparkman, of Florida,
and Catchings, of Mississippi, and
with this southern strength it is be
lieved the matter will be favorably re
Senator Hawley, chairman of the
committee on military affairs, inform
ed Senator Clay, of Georgia, Wednes
day that the senate committee would
not wait for a joint hearing on the
Atlanta military park bill and that the
committee would consider the bill
January 31st.
Representative Elliott has intro
duced a bill to establish a branch
home of the National Home for Dis
abled Volunteer Soldiers at Castle
Pinckney, in Charleston harbor, South
Caroliua, or some other eligible site
in or near that city for the use of dis
abled officers and enlisted men of the
volunteer army and navy of the United
Famous and Widely Discussed
Document of Our Naval Ex
pert Is Made Public.
A New York dispatch says: Follow
ing is the now famous letter of Cap
tain A. T. Mahan, the naval expert,
which has caused wide discussion in
Great Britain. Captain Mahan an
nounces that his sympathies are with
England, but begs the public to re
frain from public meetings at which
resolutions of sympathy for one side
or the other are offered:
“May I suggest to our citizens gen
erally, and to the Boer sympathizers
especially, the inadvisability of pub
lic meetings on this question. There
are very many among us, myself cer
tainly one, who feel as strongly in fa
vor of Great Britain as others do of
her opponents.
“Let us all be careful not to pro
voke one another by immoderate ex
pressions of opiniqn, to which public
meetings tend. Those of one side
provoke retaliation on the other side
—they make it necessary—for in the
problems of the near future good un
derstanding with Great Britain is too
important for us to permit the impres
sion that we are all against her here,
and we may find ourselves in the un
seemly state of party divisions for and
against foreign states, as in the be
ginning of this century between the
French and British parties.
“I avail myself of this opportunity
to say that, in my judgment, not only
is the cause of Great Britain just, but
to have failed to uphold it would have
been to fail in national honor.”
Inhabitants of Island Number 957.000.
Ponce Credited With 56,000.
The official census of Puerto Rico
has been finished. San Juan has 32,-
500 inhabitants.
Ponce has nearly twice as many
residents, the number being 56,000.
There are 957,000 inhabitants on the
T*llB of His Loises and Expresses Opinion
of Editor Bodays.
Count Boni de Castellane and the
Countess de Castellane, nee Gould,
arrived at New York Monday on the
French liner La Bretagne from Havre,
France. The count was willing to
talk about the stories of his losses by
stock speculation and gambling. Con
cerning De Bodays, editor of The
Figaro, who published an elaborate
story about the affair, the count said:
“De Bodays! He is a , well
what is De Bodays? De Bodays is a
liar. He is a scoundrel, a , say
anything you like .about him. He is a
, what is such a person?”
Against Proposed North Carolina
Disfranchising Amendment.
Keplie* To Senator Morgan, Who Had
Previously Spoken On the Sub
ject—A Day of Oratory.
Monday was another day of oratory
in the senate. Mr. Pritchard, of North
Carolina, delivered a long and carefully
prepared address upon the race ques
tion in the south, his remarks being
addressed particularly against the pro
posed amendment to the constitution
of North Carolina,which if enacted, he
said, would disfranchise a large class
of voters, both white and black.
He was followed by Mr. Turner, of
Washington, in a speech on the Phil
ippine question in which he arraigned
the administration policy.
Mr. Hoar chairman of the judiciary
committee, reported back the resolu
tion of Mr. Rawlins, of Utah, for an
inquiry upon polygamy with a recom
mendation that the first and last para
graphs of the resolutions be adopted.
The report was accepted and the reso
lution as amended adopted. As pass
ed the resolution read:
“To what extent polygamy is prac
ticed or polygamous marriages enter
ed into in the United States or in
places over which they have jurisdic
“What, if any, steps should be taken
or measures enacted for the preven
tion of polygamy in the United States
and places over which they have juris
Mr. Pritchard, of North Carolina,
then called up his resolution. His ad
dress was in the nature of a reply to
that delivered several days ago by
Senator Morgan. When he remarked
that the cry of “negro domination"
was the answer given to every propo
sition made by the Republicans, Mr.
Tillman, of South Carolina, interrupt
ed to say that little else was to be ex
pected when the admistration contin
ually thrust negro postmasters on the
people of the south.
“There you have it,” retorted Mr.
fiommaudiueihW t <a»’
would cry, ‘negro’ back at me.”
“We say nigger in the south, not
negro,” replied Mr. Tillman. “Let
us stick to the facts.”
“The sanator may use whatever ex
pression he likes. I’m satisfied to
use mine," said Mr. Pritchard.
Mr. Pritchard argued that the ques
tion involved the peace and welfare
of the nation and the stability of our
institutions. The constitution in
plain, mandatory and unequivocal lan
guage guaranteed to each state a re
publican form of government. But
according to Mr. Morgan’s contention,
said Mr. Pritchard, the constitution
could be violated if it became neces
sary to violate it in order to maintain
Democratic rule in the south. That
was nullification, pure and simple.
Mr. Pritchard said that Louisiana
was one of the states which, by con
stitutional enactment, had deprived
certain of its citizens of privileges
guaranteed them by the federal con
stitution, and he said that the Demo
cratic party of North Carolina was at
tempting to secure the adoption of a
proposition to amend the constitution
of that state in a similar way.
Florida Commlwion Want Railroad Fares
Cut to Three Cent*.
A big legal fight began Monday in
the circuit court at Jacksonville Fla.,
between the state railroad commission
vs. various Florida railroads to com
pel them to reduce the fare to three
The fight will be warm on both sides,
the railroads refusing to adopt rules
promulgated by the commissioners.
To Unseat Robbins.
The house committee on elections
No. 1 divided on party lines and by a
vote of 6 to 2 decided to recommend
the seating of William F. Aldrich, Re
publican, who contests the seat now
held by Gaston A. Robbins, Demo
crat, for the Fourth congressional dis
trict of Alabama.
Nebraskan Deslares No Farmer or La
borer Cau Afford to Be a Republican.
Col. W. J. Bryan address sd an
audience of 5,000 people at Music
hall, Cincinnati, Wednesday night on
“Pending Questions” under the aus
pices of the Cincinnati Bimetallic
Council. He announced as his text
that the time had come when no farmer
or laborer could afford to be a Bepub
lican. He said that party had entirely
changed front. He quoted from Lin
coln’s letter to a Boston Bepublican
meeting in 1859, and also from his
first message, in which Lincoln said
that he feared monarchial tendencies
in the reoubtic.
Report Declares He Is Not Entitled
To Seat In the Senate.
Louisiana Senator Makes Appeal
For White Supremacy
In the South.
At the opening of the senate Tues
day, Mr. Turley, of Tennessee, re
ported from the committee on privi
leges and elections a resolution on the
case of former Senator Quay. The
resolution follows:
“That the Hon. Matthew S. Quay is
not entitled to take his seat in this
body as a senator from the state of
That resolution was the judgment of
the majority of the committee. The
minority of the committee filed a re
port declaring that Mr. Quay was en
titled to a seat in the senate.
The majority r report, opposing the
seating of Mr. Quay, was signed by
Senators Caffery, Pettus, Turley, Har
ris and Burrows, the last named the
only Republican signing it. The mi
nority report bears the signatures of
Senators Hoar, Chandler, Pritchard
and McComas, all Republicans and
advocates of giving the seat to Mr.
Mr. Pettigrew, of South Dakota, of
fered a resolution, which on objection
went over, calling on the president for
General J. C. Bate’s report relating to
the treaty with the sultan of Sulu.
Resolutions were adopted calling upon
the president for correspondence with
Great Britain concerning the Clayton-
Bulwer treaty; with the Colombian
government as to the Panama Canal
Company of France.
The Allen resolution calling upon
the treasury for information ae to all
communication with the National City
bank of New York concerning the old
onotnm Bnpse transfer was adopted,
bis Philippine speech Degun iu.vu-.-j
and Mr. Ross then spoke on his Phil
ippine resolution.
The Ross resolution declared the
constitutional provisions do not, un
aided by act of congress, extend over
the Philippines and Porto Rico; that
the United States could take sover
eignty of those islands unrestrained by
the constitution, etc. It was Mr.
Ross’s maiden speech.
Mr. McEnery, democrat, of Louisi
ana, then was recognized to deliver
his announced speech on the resolu
tion of Mr. Pritchard, Republican of
North Carolina, relating io the pro
posed amendment to the constitution
of North Carolina. He said the race
question was one of the most serious
which had ever confronted the nation
and said:
“So far the best intellects of the south
have endeavored to find some remedy
to make the south prosperous, not
withstanding the vast number of
ignorant blacks, to make her social
position clear and defined in the
separation of the races and to place
her on a political basis that will
insure stability to her institutions;
make the ballot box the sacred
depository of the liberties of the peo
ple instead of the charnel house where
under negro domination they were as
sassinated; to prevent them by means
of the ballot and superior numbers from
again getting control of the state and
inaugurating the era of terrorism
and corruption which prevailed under
this government from 1868 to 1877.
“The recollection of that period is
like a hell-born dream and one is
almost unnerved at ths mention. It
is the darkest and most shameful
period in the history of the human
race. The wonder now is that by
force it was not sooner terminated by
an outraged people.
“Annul the legislation of Louisiana,
which has for its sole object the ad
vancement of both races, the progress
of the state, socially, politically and
industrially, and inaugurate again ne
gro domination in that state the tragic
period of 1876 will be re-enacted.
“There never has been any disposi
tion on the part of the people of Louisi
ana to deprive the negro of any of his
political or civil rights. There has
been and will continue to be deter
mination, fixed and unalterable, to
deny him social piivileges on equality
with the whites, to prohibit him from
aspiring to an equality in social life
which nature forbids.”
Mr. McEnery said that the suffrage
article in the Louisiana constitution
was approved by all citizens of the
state. “From the day that the -negro,
was enfranchised,” said Mr. McEnery
“and negro domination prevailed in
the state, until 1876, when it was
overthrown, there was an era of cor
ruption, vice and tyranny not equaled
in any age. ”
NO. 51.

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